1706 Learnard Avenue, Lawrence, Kansas  66044        785-331-2811        KreiderConsultingLLC@gmail.com


M.S.W., 1983.  University of Kansas.  Clinical and School Social Work concentrations:  additional electives in Supervision, Personnel Management and independent study on hypnotherapy.

B.S., (in Secondary Education), 1972, Purdue University.


L.S.C.S.W., Kansas License #834 (1985)


2017 to Present:  Clinical Consultant; Sexual and Trauma Abuse Care Center

1991 to Present:  Clinical Consultant; Shelter, Inc.

2003-2010:  Clinical Consultant; WRAP. Lawrence, KS

2002-2004:  Clinical Consultant; Shawnee Regional Prevention & Recovery Services

1991-2016:  University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, Professor of Practice, trainer.

1985-present: Private Practice. 
Clinical:  adult, child, adolescent, couple and family assessment and therapy; hypnotherapy; brief and long term therapy; Spiritually Informed Therapy.   Consultation:  to businesses and organizations.  Training:  for organizations and groups.  Supervision:  for licensure and specialized skill development.  Employee Assistance Program:  developed and operated program, provided management training, consultation, and short-term counseling.

1994-1998:  Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Kansas. 
Clinical:  adults, adolescents, group (Stress/Anxiety Management, Brief Solution-Focused, Attention Deficit Disorder), couple therapy, family therapy.  AD/HD assessment and treatment.  Consultation and Training:  for staff and departments.  Critical Incident Stress Debriefing:  for students and staff.  Outreach (Director of):  presentations and consultation to KU community.

1983-1994:  Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Lawrence, Kansas. 
Clinical:  crisis, brief and long-term psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples; led group therapy (divorce adjustment, sexual abuse, couples, parenting, and anger management); sexual abuse assessment and treatment, custody evaluation, court evaluation and testimony; hypnotherapy.  Consultation and Training: for staff, businesses, and organizations.  Other:  staff and intern supervision; public education; conducted Critical Incident Stress Debriefings; chaired Domestic Violence Task Force; coordinated  Divorce Adjustment Program, Employee Assistance Program, and Brief Therapy Project.

1981:  Family Learning Center, South Bend, Indiana.

Employee Assistance Program:  (service director) developed information management system and referral network, trained supervisors, counseled clients.  Stress Management Education:  planned and led public education seminars, consulted with agencies.  NLP Training Group:  planned and led.

1973-1981:  Oaklawn Community Mental Health Center, Elkhart, Indiana.
Rehabilitation Services:  (service director) coordinated residential program, developed programs, supervised staff and students; provided case management, vocational testing, counseling, and in-service.  Behavioral Medicine Program:  co-developed biofeedback training program, procedures and materials; treated clients with various psycho-physiological problems.  Consultation and Education:  provided public education and staff in-service.  Day Treatment:  led therapy and activity groups, managed cases, and counseled clients.



 1989-present:  Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Approach, Hypnotherapy, Neurolinguistic Programing, and Spiritually Informed Therapy training programs, workshops, and supervision.  Provided workshops for Milton H. Erickson Foundation International Congress, NASW National Conference, Association of Humanistic Psychologists, Kansas Association of Community Mental Health Centers, Midwest School Social Workers Association.  Numerous mental health centers and human service organizations: list available upon request.

1981:  Indiana University, Continuing Education Faculty.


Kreider, J.  (1978).  A Guide for a Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management.  Self-published.

Kreider, J.  (1979).  Workbook for a Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management.  Self-published.

Kreider, J.  (1997).  Critical incident stress debriefing:  A tool for school professionals to help children deal with traumatic events.  Examiner, Kansas Association of School Psychologists, 23(4), pp. 17-23.

Kreider, J.  (1998).  Some solution-focused ideas for briefer therapy with longer-term clients.  In M. F. Hoyt (Ed.).  The Handbook of Constructive Therapies.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass, 1998.

Letendre, J., Nelson-Becker, H., Kreider, J. (2005). Teaching spirituality in the classroom: Building Compassionate and non-judgmental conversations with students. Reflections.

Weick, A., Kreider, J., and Chamberlain, R.  (2006).  Solving Problems form a Strengths Perspective.  In D. Saleebey (Ed.).  The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice, 4th Ed.  Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

 Weick, A., Kreider, J., and Chamberlain, R.  (2008).  Key Dimensions of the Strengths Perspective in Case Management, Clinical and Community Practice.  In D. Saleebey (Ed.).  The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice, 5th Ed.  Boston: Allyn and Bacon.


Kansas Association of Social Workers

National Association of Social Workers

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

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